The City of Minneiska

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 Minneiska Local Government

City of Minneiska

Minutes

April 7, 2014

 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present was Ken Heaser.

The minutes for the March 3rd meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded. All approved.

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $44,441.87. Mike motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mark seconded. All approved.

Old Business

Board of Appeal: Notices have been posted and published. The Wabasha County meeting will be held from 9:00 AM till Noon, on Thursday the 10th day of April, 2014, in the Wabasha County Assessor's Office in the Wabasha County Courthouse at 625 Jefferson Ave in Wabasha. The Winona County meeting will be held from 1:00 PM till 4:00 PM, on Wednesday the 9th day of April, 2014, in the Winona County Assessor's Office in the Winona County Government Center at 177 Main St in Winona.

 

New Business

Street cleaning: Bob motioned and Mike seconded that the City accept the bid by Wigham Services for $650. All approved. The cleanup will be done prior to the Flood Run which is scheduled for April 19th.


The Minneiska City road cleanup will be Saturday April 26th. Anyone interested in helping should meet in the church parking lot at 8:00 AM. Breakfast will be provided at Eagle View upon completion.


Liquor License renewals: Bob motioned and Mark seconded that the City renew the licenses for Buck's Bar and Eagle View Bar & Grill. All approved.


HBC alerted the City that they are in negotiation with a program provider that could end in loss of programming or an increase in cost.

 

SEMMCHRA has money available for first time home buyers. The information is posted on the bulletin board in the church basement.


The Council discussed the condition of Minneiska streets, Scott will check into getting holes and cracks patched.

Mel motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

March 3, 2014


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 

The minutes for the February 3rd meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $51,540.87. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved. Ken also presented the 2013 City Financial Report.

 

Old Business


Snowplowing: Some problems with not getting enough sand/salt applied on hilly areas. Scott will continue to work with the snowplower.

 

Parking on Bennett Ave: No longer an issue.


New Business


Council members attended a meeting regarding our contracted fire protection and first responder services from the City of Rollingstone. Our contract has been extended for another year.

 

Mike motioned and Bob seconded that we accept Altura's Ambulance Contract for 2014. All approved.

 

Board of Appeal: Since we do not have anyone trained, our meetings for both counties will be Open Book meetings. The Wabasha County meeting will be held from 9:00 AM till Noon, on Thursday the 10th day of April, 2014, in the Wabasha County Assessor's Office in the Wabasha County Courthouse at 625 Jefferson Ave in Wabasha. The Winona County meeting will be held from 1:00 PM till 4:00 PM, on Wednesday the 9th day of April, 2014, in the Winona County Assessor's Office in the Winona County Government Center at 177 Main St in Winona.

Mike motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

February 3, 2014

 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Jason Gilman, Steve Jacob, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

Steve Jacob gave the Council an update on Winona County and fielded questions. Jason Gilman discussed the Winona County Hazard Mitigation Plan, the Winona County Comprehensive Plan and Winona County growth and development. He fielded questions and took back the concern that Minneiska First Responders have with not getting pages sent by the paging system utilized by the county.


The minutes for the December 2nd meeting were read. Mike motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded. All approved.

 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $53,369.91. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mark seconded. All approved. Due to a shortage in gambling revenue Ken will rework the 2014 Budget and present it at the March meeting.


Old Business

 

Weather stations: HBC has sent the documentation for the weather stations to Minneiska residents. All council members indicated that their stations are functioning properly.


Snowplowing: Some problems have come up due to the utilization of a new service this winter. It appears that problems have been resolved.

 

Parking on Bennett Ave: Scott has addressed this with the residents involved but it is still happening. With all the snow it is becoming more of a problem. Scott will send the residents a letter asking for their compliance.

 

New Business


Sales tax exemption: Starting January 1, 2014 cities are eligible for state tax exemptions on certain expenses. The only expense that Minneiska has that qualifies is for street lighting. Dave will file the proper paperwork with Xcel Energy to implement the exemption.

 

SMIF has asked for donations in support of their programs. We have donated in the past but due to anticipated gambling revenue shortages the Council tabled this item.


Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

December 2, 2013


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.

Also present was Dave Pries.

 

The minutes for the November 4th meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $47,869.98. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded. All approved.


Old Business


Weather stations: HBC is still working on the documentation for the weather stations. The vendor supplying the units can not do a city wide test of the units.


New Business


Mike proposed and the Council agreed that in the future any requests for charitable contributions must be presented to the Council in person at a regular monthly meeting well in advance of the event.

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

November 4, 2013

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel and Mike Konkel.  Also present were State Representative Steve Drazkowski, Nikki Splittstoesser, Steve Drenckhahn, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 Representative Drazkowski addressed the group to review the latest legislative session and answer questions.

 The minutes of the October 7th meeting were read.  Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved.

 The treasurer’s report was read and bills presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $49,893.98.  Mike motioned the treasurer’s report be approved and bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.     

 Old Business 

Boat landing:  Progress has been made but the project probably will not be finished until next Spring.

 Cleaning of ditches and culverts:  Done

 Weather stations:  HBC changed settings for all weather stations in the City to beep for 2 minutes or until reset whenever a warning is issued.  They are going to work with the provider of the stations and try to get them to send a test alert to all households in Minneiska.  A mailing to all households in Minneiska is planned which will include information on how to reset the stations if they are not functioning properly.  Dave will continue to work with HBC on this.

 Snowplowing:  Bob motioned and Mel seconded that the City hire Dean Stromness to handle our snow removal and sanding.  All approved.

 

New Business

 Ken presented the 2014 City Budget to the Council.  Bob motioned and Mike seconded that the Council accept the Budget as presented.  All approved.

 Mel motioned and Mike seconded that the City donate $500 for the Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner and $350 to the Rollingstone Snowbankers.  All approved.

 Bob motioned and Mel seconded that the City approve a gambling license for the Rollingstone Snowbankers for a fund raising raffle they are sponsoring and will be holding at Buck’s Bar.  All approved.

 Bob motioned the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.   All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David Pries, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

October 7, 2013

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 The minutes of the September 3rd meeting were read.  Mike motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded.  All approved.

 The treasurer’s report was read and bills presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $50,587.15.  Bob motioned the treasurer’s report be approved and bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.   

 Old Business

 Boat landing:  Work has begun on the project.

 Cleaning of ditches and culverts.  Scott got two bids, one from Potter Construction for $3,150 and one from Dave Deering Backhoe and Excavating for $800.  Mike motioned and Mark seconded that the City accept the bid from Dave Deering.  All approved.

 Weather stations:  Dan Pecarino of HBC indicated that he would supply a procedure for resetting the stations before the October meeting but did not.  Dave will contact HBC again.

  

New Business

 Snowplowing:  Due to health reasons Jim Kronebush will not be able to snowplow or sand the streets for the City this year.  Scott will solicit bids from other suitable area contractors.

 Bob mentioned that some of the Christmas decorations need to be fixed or replaced before the holiday season.

Several street lights within the city are not functioning properly.  Scott will contact Xcel.

  Bob motioned the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.   All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David Pries, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

September 3, 2013

 The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 The minutes of the August 5th meeting were read.  Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded.  All approved.

 The treasurer’s report was read and bills presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $52,583.40.  Mel motioned the treasurer’s report be approved and bills paid and Mark seconded.  All approved.   

 Old Business

 Boat landing:  Dave passed around a note from Steve Jacob that had letters of support for the project from Senator Matt Schmit and the Winona County Board.

 Scott repaired the grate on the drain where Krully Ave and Taylor Hill Drive intersect.  Mark will spray the growth on the hill at the south end of Krully Ave.

 Some of the debris and growth on Krully Ave has been taken care of.  Scott will continue to address the situation.

 Weather stations:  Dave contacted Dan Pecarino at HBC and he indicated that weather info is being sent.  He was going to put together a procedure for resetting the stations so the info is received.  No procedure has been received so Dave will contact HBC again.

  

New Business

 The Minneiska Fish is in need of some repairs.  Mel motioned and Mark seconded that the City pay for any supplies required.  All approved.

  

Mark motioned the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.   All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David Pries, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

August 5, 2013

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Amy Konkel, Joy Lemmer, Bob and Laura Swartout, Vic Vaughn, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 The minutes of the July 1st meeting were read.  Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved.

 The treasurer’s report was read and bills presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $54,551.25.  Mel motioned the treasurer’s report be approved and bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.   

 Old Business

 Vacation of Unnamed Alley:  Since nobody objected to the vacation resolution passed at last month’s council meeting, the petition for vacating this alley was granted.  Dave will take care of the necessary paper work to finalize this action.

 Boat landing:  Bids are in process for the DNR to have the approach to the landing dredged.

  

New Business

 LETG Project:  Dave got a call from Mike Peterson, Winona County PSAP Supervisor regarding questions we may have regarding this project.  I indicated to him that we had a concern in that our First Responders were not getting their pages.  He said they were aware of that and were addressing it.  The other concern I told him we had was in insuring that Rollingstone is contacted for fires regardless of whether the fire was in Winona or Wabasha county.  He indicated that they are “taking all steps possible to ensure proper agencies are dispatched“.

 Scott got a bid from Potter to clean all the gutters in the City.  He will get another bid from Dave Deering.

 The church’s annual Fall Festival will be October 14th.  They will be having a raffle and need City approval for a gambling license.  Mike motioned and Bob seconded that the City grant the request for a gambling license.  All approved.

 Group Self-insured Accident Plan for City Volunteers:  Bob motioned and Mel seconded that we leave the coverage as it is.  Dave will handle.   

 Notary Public:  Dave’s Notary Commission expires January 2014.   Mark motioned and Mel seconded that Dave renew his commission.  All approved.

 Joy indicated that the grate on the drain where Krully Ave and Taylor Hill Drive intersect is close to caving in.  Scott wil check it out.  She also said that the growth on the hill at the south end of Krully needs to be cut or sprayed.  Mark will check it out.

 Bob Swartout said that there is a lot of debris and growth on Krully that is close to blocking access in some areas.  Scott will check it out and address with property owners.

 Vic normally mows the area between Bennett Ave and Highway 61 but he indicated that there are some areas that he is not able to mow because of trenches caused by an accident earlier this year.  Scott will address with the State Highway Department.

 People have indicated that the weather stations are not functioning properly and those that are functioning are not broadcasting timely information.  Dave will contact HBC.

 Mark motioned the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded.   All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David Pries, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

July 1, 2013

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Senator Matt Schmit, Commissioner Steve Jacob, Pete Glasspoole, Vic and Bunny Vaughn, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 Senator Matt Schmit addressed the group to review the past legislative session and also answered questions.  Steve Jacob addressed the group regarding Winona County activities and answered questions.

 The minutes of the June 3rd meeting were read.  Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved.

 The treasurer’s report was read and bills presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $45,191.71.  Bob motioned the treasurer’s report be approved and bills paid and Mark seconded.  All approved.   

 Old Business

 Dave reported that the Minneiska Charity Golf Outing and Live Auction raised $5,768.00 for charity.

 Boat landing:  Dave Hager is working to get bids for the DNR to have the approach to the landing dredged.

 New Business

 Storm damage:  The recent heavy rain storm caused culvert plugging and damage to Krully Ave.  The major damage has been taken care of.

 Vacation of Unnamed Alley:  The recent sale of the Olson property uncovered the fact that there is an unnamed alley between Wellington Street and Taylor Hill Drive - running Northwest and Southeast - Southwest (uphill) from Krully Avenue in Blocks 2, 6 and 9.  All streets that would connect to this alley have previously been vacated.  Mark motioned and Mel seconded that the City pass a resolution to vacate this alley.  All approved.  Dave will take care of posting, publishing and mailing notice of a hearing on this vacation as required by law.

 Tax Levy for 2014: Bob motioned and Mike seconded that the City raise the levy by 2% which amounts to $234 for a total of $11,941.  All approved. 

 SMIF indicated that Tim Penny would like to attend a council meeting to present their financial request.  The Council did not feel it was necessary for Mr Penny to attend a meeting.  The Council understands what SMIF does and has contributed in the past and as recently as January, 2013.

 Bob motioned the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.   All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David Pries, City Clerk 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

June 3, 2013

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 The minutes of the May 6th meeting were read.  Bob motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded.  All approved.

 The treasurer’s report was read and bills presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $42,261.77.  Mel motioned the treasurer’s report be approved and bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.   

  

Old Business

 Boat landing:  No action has been taken by the DNR.  The Council feels that since the landing is controlled by the DNR, the DNR needs to identify and post a contact for users of the landing to contact.  Scott will contact the DNR again.

 

New Business 

The Adopt a Highway program is due for renewal.  Bob motioned and Mel seconded that the City continue in the program.  All approved.  Ken will sign the City up for another 2 years.

 Mike mentioned that the rope for the flag pole needs replacing.  Scott will check into getting something that will be more weather resistant.

 Mike indicated that the First Responders trauma bag needs to be replaced.  Bob motioned and Mark seconded that the City purchase a new one.  All approved. 

Workers Comp Insurance:  Mike motioned and Mark seconded that the City leave it as it was last year.  All approved.  Dave will handle.

 

 Bob motioned the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.   All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David Pries, City Clerk

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

May 6, 2013

 The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 The minutes of the April 1st meeting were read.  Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded.  All approved.

 The treasurer’s report was read and bills presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $43,611.74.  Bob motioned the treasurer’s report be approved and bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.   

 Old Business

 Scott cut the weeds and brush that was blocking the bridge markers on the bridge between the City of Minneiska and Minneiska Township.

 Scott talked to the DNR about our boat landing .  They indicated that the plan is to clean up the area, put some gravel down, dredge the launch area and look at the boat bumper and fix or replace it.

 New Business

 Scott indicated that there are some holes on Krully Ave caused by rain water  that may need fixing.  Scott and other Council members will investigate further.

 Dave mentioned that we have paint left from the wall mural project and could possibly paint the wall in front of 412 and 416 Bennett Avenue.  Since this is a county road, Dave talked to Dietrich Flesch, the Wabasha County Engineer about this.  Dietrich indicated that as long as the City was doing the project, the County did not have a problem.  He did mention that he did not want individual home owners making modifications or improvements to any of the walls on Bennett Avenue.  Bob motioned that we paint the wall utilizing volunteers and Mike seconded.  All approved.   

 Bob motioned the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.   All approved and the meeting was adjourned. 

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David Pries, City Clerk

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

April 1, 2013

 The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel and Mike Konkel.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 The minutes of the March 4th meeting were read.  Bob motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved.

 The treasurer’s report was read and bills presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $44,440.45.  Bob motioned the treasurer’s report be approved and bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.   

  

Old Business

 Board of Appeal:  Notifications have been posted and published.  The Wabasha County meeting will be held from 9 AM till Noon, on Monday the 8th day of April, 2013, in the Wabasha County Assessor’s Office in the Wabasha County Courthouse at 625 Jefferson Ave in Wabasha.  The Winona County meeting will be held from 1 PM till 6 PM, on Thursday the 11th day of April, 2013, in the Winona County Assessor’s Office in the Winona County Government Center at 177 Main St in Winona.

 Street cleaning:  Scott arranged for the street cleaning with Wigham Services.  The cleaning will be done prior to the Flood Run which is April 20th.

 New Business

 The Minneiska City road cleanup will be Saturday April 27th.  Anyone interested in helping should meet in the church parking lot at 8:00 AM.  Breakfast will be provided at Eagle View upon completion.  Dave will post.

 Dave mentioned that the annual Minneiska Charity Golf outing/live auction will be June 22nd with all proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Join the Journey.  Dave asked if the City was willing to donate to the event again this year.  Bob  motioned and Mel seconded that the City donate $300 to the event.  All approved.

 Liquor License renewals:  Mel motioned and Mike seconded that the City renew the licenses for Buck’s Bar and Eagle View Bar & Grill.  All approved.

 Bob motioned the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.   All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David Pries, City Clerk